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Insights: Politics

As the World Turns Americans, including our leaders, need to wake up to peoples and countries outside our borders
Richard Reeves
From the Print Edition:
Kevin Spacey, Jan/Feb 02

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Now we know some of them hate us. Many fear us. Many envy us. Yet, most, in my experience, admire us greatly and like us, at least one-on-one. But the only superpower has been minding a world of mutual ignorance. It is amazing, for instance, that we are being called infidels -- in the broadest definition of that word. In truth, the United States is perhaps the most religious country in the world, or at least in the "developed" world.

So what should we do? My answer is pretty simple: if we show a real interest in the lives and hopes of people around the world, they will reciprocate in kind. Pay attention, America.


Richard Reeves is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and syndicated columnist.

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